By Laura Folk, HR Source Employee Advisor and Global Co-Lead of PRIDE@VMware
I recently was appointed as a global co-lead of PRIDE@VMware after five years serving as the co-founder and co-lead of PRIDE@VMware Austin. I’m excited to be developing and executing strategies on a global scale, which is something new for our Power of Difference Communities (PODs) structure. Through my roles with VMinclusion, our corporate-wide Diversity & Inclusion initiative, I have developed leadership skills I could not develop through my current job as a HR Source Employee Advisor.
Viacom joined the LGBTQ community and allies in marking the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
By Kelby Clark
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people gathered in downtown New York City for the largest LGBTQ celebration in the world. Viacom was among them again this year, with more than 100 company-affiliated revelers who marched alongside a pair of TV Land and Comedy Central-branded floats.
“To really make an impact and be successful, cybersecurity requires diverse people, backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. There is no one size fits all in this industry.”
Crystal Simmons lives these words through her work at Booz Allen. With GLOBE, the firm’s LGBTQ+ employee forum, she leads a “cyber squad” to recruit highly skilled LGBTQ+ talent and represents the firm in a similar role at Queercon, the largest social network of LGBT hackers from around the world.
For 50 years, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has championed and advocated for the city’s LGBTQ community by providing critical housing, health, and social services.
As the U.S. marks the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall riots this June — and its role as a catalyst for the LGBTQ rights movement in America — it’s important to remember the significant place in LGBTQ history for another city located across the country: Los Angeles.
“Algorithms help determine a lot of important aspects of our lives, such as job eligibility and access to loans and funding. Because of this, it’s important that people of all backgrounds have a role in making data-driven decisions.”
What is an ally? Allies are good listeners. They are open-minded and knowledgeable. Allies educate themselves and take proactive steps to prevent discrimination. Allies embody Sysco’s value of Inclusiveness. Being inclusive allows us to create a safe, diverse and dynamic work environment for our associates and customers where everyone has an equal opportunity to feel valued and respected, including LGBTQ+ people.
PASADENA, CA, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ — OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California retail bank division, today announced it will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural year of SaMo Pride taking place in Santa Monica throughout June.
OneWest Bank will also support OC Pride in Orange County as a platinum sponsor this year.
Bridgestone to serve as presenting sponsor for sixth consecutive year
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ ― Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a leading tire and rubber company, will serve its sixth year as presenting sponsor of the Nashville Pride Festival. This year’s Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville.
For over two decades, Booz Allen has been a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, and questioning employees can thrive. Pride Month 2019 is an opportunity to celebrate the firm’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.